The BlueS_Med was officially launched in January 2021, and is joining together 10 partners from four Mediterranean countries: France, Italy, Greece and Malta!

14 schools will also embark on this journey to develop marine educational activities, also referred to as “Blue Challenges”. These schools cover various age groups, from elementary, to middle and secondary levels.

The project partners, school teachers and pupils will co-create projects to inspire action for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea, alongside local stakeholders.

Following the steps of the Blue Schools Network established by the EU4Ocean coalition, the Blue Schools Med is an Erasmus + funded project, and will last for around three years.


During this phase, partners get to know each other, understand their scope of work and share their experiences in ocean literacy and education. This phase also aims to gather general knowledge and define guidelines for upcoming Blue Challenges in schools, setting benchmarking, monitoring, evaluation and dissemination frameworks!

Teachers’ input in this phase is crucial to set realistic, useful and achievable goals


The implementation phase gives room for teachers and students to design and develop the Blue Challenge in each school based on the guidelines and the framework proposed in the first phase.

Schools and teachers will work closely with pupils, marine scientists and local partners and stakeholders to design a relevant challenge for their area!


As this title indicates, the third phase represents the actual Implementation of the Blue Challenge in schools and/or the local community!

This is where the schools and teachers’ role is the most important as they have the responsibility to implement the activities, but also monitor, evaluate, and share updates, content and results!


Following the implementation phase and the collection of content and results of the project, the partners will analyze monitoring results and data to come up with recommendations and best practice for future similar activities.

During this phase, multiplier events will be organised in the four partner countries, but also a Mediterranean level event will gather schools, teachers, pupils, marine educators, local partners and stakeholders from the entire Mediterranean, including South and Eastern coasts, to participate, share their personal experience and explore future opportunities of the project.


The BlueS_Med project will be designed with the help of partners, schools, local stakeholders, but most importantly, the pupils!
BlueS_Med will mobilize pupils of diverse social groups and ages through an unbiased gender approach
BlueS_Med will minimise the project footprint and maximise social and environmental benefits!
Interactivity and proactiveness
BlueS_Med will make use of e-tools to support peer-to-peer exchangesBlueS_Med will prioritise practical actions that underline human-ocean relationships